A recent study that has been released that could convince seniors of the value of exercise, especially with programs that help to increase muscle mass. Research found that if seniors make an effort more in the maintenance of muscle mass rather than weight loss, it will help them to avoid cardiovascular disease and assist them with prolonging their lives. This new research even applies to seniors who already have a high risk of cardiovascular disease.
Having a high level of muscle mass helps reduce risk of death, regardless of body fat, says this new study on the importance of assessing body composition as a way to help predict cardiovascular and total mortality in people with cardiovascular disease, which most often are senior citizens.
Researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA found that cardiovascular disease patients who have high muscle mass and low fat mass have a lower mortality risk than those with other body compositions. Their findings also suggest that regardless of a person's level of fat mass, a higher level of muscle mass helps reduce the risk of death.
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